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Jose Enrique

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Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-3518
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11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to Jose Enrique's after being referred there by an Uber driver the other day. Although it was a little hard to find, we eventually came across the unmarked, now magenta/pink building right outside of La Placita and a woman poked her head out to confirm that this was the place. Inside, all menus... More 

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Thank Amina S
Tallinn, Estonia
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As foodies, we found this to be pretty close to heaven. Very casual place yet great ambience. Service was superb. Tried many dishes to share for the real experience. Our favorite was definitely the cheeseballs as well as crab, oh yum! Praise to the hostess Niurka for excellent service and looking out for everybody! Waiting time to get the table... More 

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Oakland
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, locally sourced, authentic yet original. We ate there twice it was so good, comparable to the best in NY! Go early, no reservations, opens at 6:30, Tuesday thru Saturday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We received a recommendation from an Uber driver. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent with beautiful presentation. The service was very fast. My party had the fresh whole red snapper and skirt steak. The menu changes daily based on the fresh catch of the day and the portions were quite large. The mojitos were delicious. The building was... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with another couple we all had great dinners. The red snapper was to die for as well as the skirt steak special. The more he toes with the best in Puerto Rico so far. We arrived at 6:15 prior to the 6:30 PM opening and had no trouble getting in all of the place fills up pretty fast.

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Thank desiarnold
Northern NJ
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off putting at first, to say the least! This place is located in a residential neighborhood with minimal signage to indicate where it is. They don't take reservations so you need to line up outside after which you are called in to a spartan-looking room. Once your BYOB is uncorked, the fun begins. All dishes are indicated on chalk boards... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best ever, delicious, great wine list, appetizers out of this world and fantastic food, They were all my favorites, Cannot skip this place ever.

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Thank Milagros P
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived shortly after 6:00 PM to put our name in for the 6:30 PM seating. We were second in line and within a few minutes, there were 40 people behind us. We started with the pork belly and crispy fish appetizers. Both were amazing in the flavor and presentation. One of our daughters ordered the chicken and really enjoyed... More 

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Thank pd0n0van
Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a group of seven. We were lucky and walked right in and sat at the bar. We ordered 5 appetizers - all of which were amazing. We each had different entrees - all of which were amazing as well. They change their menu depending on what is fresh and available. The service was awesome. The bartender went... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Authentic and delicious food and drinks. The wait was slightly long as they so not take reservations but it was worth every second. BEYOND DELICIOUS!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-3518
Description
Located in the Placita de Santurce, the local farmers' market in the heart of San Juan and a very popular Friday night hangout among the locals.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?